For the first time ever I purchased a meet & greet package for a concert. On May 22nd I’ll be one of the people arriving to The Vic early to hear a short acoustic set of music and get my picture taken with the man who I think wears the crown as America’s greatest songwriter. In general I think the meet & greet packages are … Continue reading Josh Ritter-Old Black Magic
It’s been well over four years since Jenny Lewis last delivered a solo album, but the wait is almost over. On The Line will be out on March 22nd, and today she offered up a new single to help tide us over for a couple months. I caught her last fall opening for Beck and she played a couple new tunes which sounded great. “Red … Continue reading Jenny Lewis-Red Bull & Hennessy
With their newest LP, Deus Sex Machina, coming out in a couple weeks, Sons Of An Illustrious Father have just put out their third single. “E.G.” changes up the sound a bit from the other two songs they’ve released. Big, heavy guitars fill up most of the available space, while Josh Aubin’s vocals offer a sweetness that differs from the intensity of band members Ezra … Continue reading Sons Of An Illustrious Father-E.G.
Thirty seconds into Curious Grace & Black Rabbit‘s “Fire Brigade,” I had to pull out the 10 Things I Hate About You soundtrack to make sure I hadn’t heard this song already. It’s got the same energy of those mid-90’s power pop/alternative hits from Letters To Cleo and Save Ferris. It’s all brand new, though-references to “pink pussy hats” will let you know they’re talking … Continue reading Curious Grace & Black Rabbit-Fire Brigade
It’s been a while since I’ve heard anything by Girl Talk. Like a lot of people, I spent a lot of hours bobbing my head to his sample-heavy beats. I didn’t get a chance to catch Silicon Valley last night, as I’m still out of town, but a new song from Girl Talk and Erick The Architect Of Flatbush Zombies closed the episode. To say … Continue reading Girl Talk & Erick The Architect-Trouble In Paradise